Tuesday, 21 May 2013

LECTURE 17/05/2013 Pat Brassington:

Pat Brassington:
  • “against the grain” or “nature”
  • A Rebours collection
  • Go on the hunt for what’s going to happen next …..
  • Airs on the side of subtlety, but wants things to be seamless
  • Use of colour is emotional
  • Inspired by other arts, visual, film + literature
  • “is this really my work, is this really me”
  • You need to expose yourself to it
  • Pins her work to the wall rather than framing them
  • ART BLART Review Marcus Bunyeon: http://artblart.com/2012/09/16/review-pat-brassington-a-rebours-acca-melbourne/
  • Consistency in colour, very sickening
  • In it’s context (clammy feeling, icky)
  • Fleshy
  • Associated with inside of the body internal colour, externally portrayed
  • Uneasiness in recognizable objects/subjects
  • Surrealism acts out feelings
  • Eerie feeling
  • The work is asking those questions


VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CNg2BaPP-8c

The Pressings #5, 2011
from The Pressings
Pigment print


Bloom, 2003
from Anxious Bodies
Pigment print

Her work makes me feel uneasy! Her work has some interesting, weird and sickly aspects which cause me to feel this reaction. The use of the pinky colour and flesh, are really up close and personal, which causes an uncomfortable repsonse from the viewer. But if this is what the artist intends to do then she has done exactly what she wanted!

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